How does my child schedule an appointment with the school physician?
What if my child takes a prescription medication while at school?
What is the medication policy?
Boarding students taking prescription medication must bring their prescriptions to the Health & Counseling Center for review by the medical staff. We ask that students only keep a limited amount of over-the-counter medications in their rooms. We prefer students to obtain over the counter medications (i.e., Tylenol or Ibuprofen) from the Health & Counseling Center.
Psychotropic Medication (mind-altering, stimulants and anti-depressants, anti-anxiety)
All boarding students taking psychotropic medications must be prescribed by the School’s consulting psychiatrist (at the parents’ expense) and dispensed through the Health & Counseling Center daily. Boarding students taking psychotropic medication must also meet regularly with a counselor in the Health & Counseling Center. All psychotropic medications must be stored in the Health & Counseling Center. Students are never allowed to keep any psychotropic medications in their dorm. If a student is going to be off campus and the Health & Counseling Center has been properly notified by a staff member from the dorm, the medical staff will provide the student with packaged doses. If a student is already taking a psychotropic medication upon arrival at Milton, our school psychiatrist will then become the students’ prescriber of these medications.
International students may not keep unlabeled packets of medication in their rooms. If parents do send pre-packaged medication, they must be properly labeled in English so that the medical staff can easily identify the contents.